A Systems Approach for Wheelset and Traction Control

T. X. Mei, R. M. Goodall, A. H. Wickens

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Abstract

This paper presents the first part of a systems approach for the control of rail wheelset dynamics and traction, which studies interactions between the two sub-systems and explores potential benefits of integrated approaches in terms of the wheelset stability, curving performance and effect of tractive effort. The study is carried out based on a two-axle vehicle configuration developed in a study of the mechatronic approach for rail vehicles. A passively-stabilised vehicle with powered axles is used as a basis for performance comparison, but this paper concentrates upon active control solutions and their effect on the provision of traction.

LanguageEnglish
Pages257-266
Number of pages10
JournalVehicle System Dynamics
Volume37
Issue numberSUPPL.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Mei, T. X. ; Goodall, R. M. ; Wickens, A. H. / A Systems Approach for Wheelset and Traction Control. In: Vehicle System Dynamics. 2002 ; Vol. 37, No. SUPPL. pp. 257-266.
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